Fear.

I went on my regular morning dog walk today and as I approached the local supermarket, I saw a conversation. A man approached a woman and was loud enough that I could hear him talking about grocery prices. I assumed he knew her. By the time I got closer, I realised...

What I Read in January & February (2021)

Well, it’s been a long time since I posted anything on here. Things are good. We’re coming towards the end of the third lockdown period in England and I’ll say that this one has been difficult in different ways – it’s felt as if the virus...

Lockdown Regret

It feels like the start of the end of lockdown. Things are opening up again, and rules are being relaxed, and even the most vulnerable people are being told they’ll be back to work by August. And so, lockdown is ending. Over the last few days, I’ve had...

Blogs + Who Turned The Air Off?

One of my lockdown discoveries: I love reading blogs. I’m absolutely LOVING my daily 5 minutes reading The SHU Box, that’s my favourite. I also read Laura Vanderkam, Grateful Kae, and Lag Liv. I love the Heart Breathings updates too, but she does a lot by...

COVID19 Check In: Phase Two

Phase Two is my own name, by the way. That’s kind of how it feels since the non-essential retail was allowed to re-open, which was last Monday here in England. Before then, it was all about staying home unless you were doing something essential – like a...

What I Read In May (2020)

May was a great reading month. Still largely in lockdown here in England, with some minor relaxations such as outdoor distanced gatherings of up to 6 people being allowed, and still avoiding the news and social media scroll, I got through a good amount of books....

The Duty of Authenticity

As I write this, I’ve just learned that a highly successful public couple are set to divorce. Their announcement has rocked their community, of which I guess I would say I’m a one-toe-in-the-water, back-of-the-crowd member. I’ve read the books. I...

Muting

Like so many other people, I’ve watched the news surrounding the death of George Floyd with outrage, disappointment and confusion. Outrage and disappointment that another Black man has died at the hands of a police officer there to protect the community, and...

Friday Five: 08/05/20

In these (semi-regular) posts, I share five things. Loves, hates, ideas I’m pondering, places I’m supporting, whatever. This week is quarantine focused, since we’re in lockdown due to COVID19. Stay safe, guys! Here we go: THE RETURN TO SCHOOL  I talked last week about...
COVID19 Lockdown Check In

COVID19 Lockdown Check In

What are we on, week 6 or 7?! Who knows any more. It’s definitely been a rollercoaster for us all. High emotions and uncertainty and boredom and a gradual adjustment to this temporary normal. We haven’t had *that* many plans cancelled so far… we had...
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